December 1, 2012; Tampa, FL, USA; Pittsburgh Panthers running back Ray Graham (1) runs with the ball during the first quarter against the South Florida Bulls at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Ray Graham, RB, Pittsburgh Panthers: 2013 NFL Draft Player Profile

Height:  5’9″

Weight:  199 pounds

Position Rank:

Drafted By:

40 Yard Dash:  4.80

Bench Press:  18

Vertical Jump:  32.5″

Broad Jump:  118″


Career Stats

2012 222 1042 4.7 78 11 36 340 9.4 33 2
2011 164 958 5.8 75 9 30 200 6.7 15 0
2010 148 922 6.2 79 8 24 213 8.9 33 2
2009 61 349 5.7 53 4 8 46 5.8 14 0


Scouting Report/Player Notes

Career Highlights (via Pitt athletics site)

2012: Selected first team All-Big East for the second consecutive season…rushed for 1,042 yards and 11 TDs on 222 carries (4.7 avg.) in 12 starts this year (missed BBVA Compass Bowl vs. Ole Miss due to hamstring injury)…totaled 11 career 100-yard rushing games, including 103 yards at Cincinnati, 109 vs. Temple, 172 at Notre Dame and 113 vs. Rutgers as a senior…finished second all-time at Pitt in career rushing yards (3,271) and all-purpose yards (4,943)…finished fifth all-time at Pitt with 216 career points on 36 TDs (tied with LeSean McCoy, 2007-08).

2011: Voted first team All-Big East by league coaches despite an injury-shortened year…a viable All-America candidate at midseason, Graham’s exceptional junior campaign was cut short due to a right knee injury sustained early in the season’s eighth game against Connecticut…finished with 958 yards and nine TDs on 164 carries (5.8 avg.) for the year…also had 30 catches for 200 yards (6.7 avg.)…prior to the injury, Graham was on a rushing pace that was second at Pitt only to the legendary Tony Dorsett’s Heisman Trophy senior season in 1976…through seven games, Graham was second nationally and tops in the Big East in rushing yards per game (134.14 avg.)…sustained his injury on Pitt’s first offensive series against Connecticut on Oct. 26…was named a “Midseason All-American” by Phil Steele and…named Walter Camp National Offensive Player of the Week for his performance against USF (226 rushing yards and two TDs)…rushed for 201 yards and three TDs vs. Buffalo in the opener…two-time Big East Offensive Player of the Week in 2011 (USF and Buffalo).

2010: Played in 12 games, starting two…rushed for 922 yards and eight touchdowns on 148 carries (6.2 avg.)…had 24 receptions for 213 yards (8.9 avg.) and two TDs…averaged 21.8 yards on 23 kick returns (501 total yards with a long of 54 vs. FIU)…ranked third in the Big East in all-purpose yards (136.3 avg.)…had TD runs of 64 (New Hampshire) and 79 yards (FIU)…in his first career start rushed for 277 yards and three TDs on 29 carries (9.6 avg.) vs. FIU…rushing yardage was the second highest in school history, trailing only Tony Dorsett’s 303-yard performance against Notre Dame in 1975…totaled 374 all-purpose yards (78 yards on two kick returns and 19 yards on three receptions) vs. FIU, the most by an FBS player in 2010…his rush yards vs. FIU were the sixth most on the FBS level for the year…named Big East Offensive Player of the Week for his FIU performance…made 2010 debut vs. New Hampshire and had 115 yards on nine carries (12.8 avg.) with two TDs…missed opener at Utah due to preseason knee sprain (left) and played sparingly in final regular-season game at Cincinnati due to back spasms.

2009: Played in all 13 games as the top reserve at tailback…totaled 349 rush yards on 61 carries (5.7 avg.) and four TDs…also a primary kick returner and averaged 22.5 yards on 15 returns (long of 54 vs. Rutgers)…had a season-high 88 yards on 11 carries (8.0 avg.) vs. USF…had a dazzling 53-yard run, highlighted by spin moves and cut backs, vs. Notre Dame to set up his own 2-yard TD…totaled 57 yards on just three carries (19.0 avg.) vs. the Irish…had 75 yards on 12 carries (6.3 avg.) and a five-yard TD at Louisville…had 53 yards on eight carries (6.6 avg.) vs. Connecticut…averaged 32.7 yards on three returns (98 total yards) at Rutgers.

Video Highlights (via YouTube)

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